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Re: Spaces rather than tabs by a major mode hook

From: goncholden
Subject: Re: Spaces rather than tabs by a major mode hook
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:06:54 +0000

------- Original Message -------
On Sunday, June 12th, 2022 at 6:53 PM, Po Lu <> wrote:

> goncholden writes:
> > The mantra that things can always be customised implies observance to
> > a single formatting scheme. Legacy code does not even subscribe to
> > that. They only had simple editors. If I introduce tabs with "C-q
> > TAB", all those tabs get removed by emacs as soon as one presses
> > return at the end of the line.
> >
> > Emacs is acting like a dictator.
> So just turn of electric-indent-mode, right? Because if you don't want
> on-the-fly indentation, you shouldn't be using it?

Correct.  It is much better than the easy dodging of the problem that insists
on reformatting the whole codebase so as to adhere with some design 
of an editor.  Because the attitude of some of the current maintainers is that
if I do not like it, choose another editor so we can continue with our way of 

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